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About this book
About this book
Our earliest human ancestors grew more like modern apes than present-day humans. When, how and why did our modern pattern evolve? This book, covering growth patterns in Plio-Pleistocene adults and juveniles, including Homo antecessor, provides a rich data source for future research.
1. Introduction G. E. Krovitz, A. J. Nelson and J. L. Thompson; Part I. Setting the Stage: What Do We Know About Human Growth and Development?: 2. The human pattern of growth and development in paleontological perspective B. Bogin; 3. Postnatal ontogeny of facial position in Homo sapiens and Pan troglodytes B. McBratney-Owen and D. E. Lieberman; 4. Variation in modern human dental development H. Liversidge; 5. Developmental variation in the facial skeleton of anatomically modern Homo sapiens U. Strand Vidarsdottir and P. O'Higgins; 6. Linear growth variation in the archaeological record L. T. Humphrey; 7. Hominid growth and development: the modern context J. L. Thompson, A. J. Nelson and G. E. Krovitz; Part II. The First Steps: From Australopithecines to Middle Pleistocene Homo: 8. Reconstructing australopithecine growth and development: what do we think we know? K. L. Kuykendall; 9. Growth and life history in Homo erectus S. C. Anton and S. R. Leigh; 10. Patterns of dental development in Lower and Middle Pleistocene hominids from Atapuerca (Spain) J. M. Bermudez de Castro, F. Ramirez, M. Martinon-Torres, S. Sarmiento and A. Ross; 11. Hominid growth and development from australopithecine to Middle Pleistocene Homo G. E. Krovitz, J. L. Thompson and A. J. Nelson; Part III. The Last Steps: The Approach to Modern Humans: 12. Diagnosing heterochronic perturbations in the craniofacial evolution of Homo (Neandertals and modern humans) and Pan (P. troglodytes and P. paniscus) F. L. Williams, L. R. Godfrey and M. R. Sutherland; 13. Shape and growth differences between Neandertals and modern humans: grounds for a species level distinction? G. E. Krovitz; 14. Ontogenetic patterning and phylogenetic significance of mental foramen number and position in the evolution of Upper Pleistocene Homo sapiens H. Coqueugniot and N. Minugh-Purvis; 15. A new approach to the quantitative analysis of post cranial growth in Neandertals and modern humans. Evidence from the hipbone T. Majo and A. -m. Tillier; 16. Ontogenetic variation in the Dederiyeh Neandertal infants: postcranial evidence O. Kondo and H. Ishida; 17. Hominid growth and development in the Late Pleistocene Homo A. J. Nelson, G. E. Krovitz and J. L. Thompson; 18. Conclusions: putting it all together A. J. Nelson, J. L. Thompson and G. E. Krovitz.
JENNIFER L. THOMPSON is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. GAIL E. KROVITZ is Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology at Pennsylvania State University. ANDREW J. NELSON is Associate Professor of Anthropology at The University of Western Ontario.